A Story of Self Healing
I could say that I am a healthy person, I feel happy most of the time, have energy for work, to learn, to play. I feel positive and can be patient, experience hope and joy.
Did you have your HEMAVIEW screening this year?It was not always the case, there was a time in my life, that I was exhausted, nervous, got irritated easily...had no energy for the most important tasks in life, had no joy in living.
Visited my doctor, a serious disease had taken hold of me, surgery was imminent.
Searching for answers like we all do when desperate, I looked into my most intimate connection with the environment, like animals when sick, I thought of food as a remedy, a healing agent, a way of stimulating my immune system to fight disease, repair my ailing body and get well.
And I did get well, and learned a lot in the process. Today I am a Naturopath dedicated to help others to prevent disease, to get better, to become empowered, to believe in the connection between our health and our environment and that there is a lot that we can do to obtain and maintain our health.
We are accustomed to get all our answers in some kind of pre-prepared package or box: if we are bored we look for entertainment provided by the box in our living room; if needing spiritual solace we try to find it already made inside a building or a book. If sad or lonely, in physical or emotional pain...a pill might do the trick. In terms of food, we teach our children to find comfort and nourishment in the content of boxes or packages prepared by money-hungry unscrupulous manufacturers of ’fun foods’, instead of the warmth of a home prepared meal. Our freezers are packed with boxes of dead foods that stop us from cooking and enjoying sumptuous colours and delicious aromas. Our youth do not know how to cook!
The term “wellness” is often thought of as being “free from disease”; however, wellness is also a state of physical and mental well-being, beyond the manifestation of obvious disease symptoms. Many patients who seek medical help for an illness are actually seeking wellness, although they may not know it. Our current mainstream medical model does not encourage people to seek professional help for the promotion of health and well-being and deals mostly with disease management, not prevention. As complementary health care professionals we are in a unqiue position of being able to provide wellness advice to our patients. Simple dietary, lifestyle and nutritional prescriptions have the potential to improve health, keep people well and prevent disease.
I invite you to join our quiet and irreversible revolution: let’s get back to basics, let’s recapture our health and vitality through a clean environment and simple basic foods. Let’s go in the kitchen and cook up a storm.
I would like to inspire you to use ingredients in your cooking that will offer protection against many forms of cancer, against premature ageing and degenerative diseases.
Further more, I would like to encourage you to embark in the most remarkable preventative medicine there is: preconception health.
Let’s improve the health of the next generation: brain power and better immunity in children and adults can be enhanced with good foods.
Let’s age healthily and with dignity, using foods.